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Saturday, February 24, 2007
  new gallery
I'm very pleased to announce my newest gallery affiliation, with 707 Contemporary, located on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. I visited this classy, beautiful gallery in October. Unlike many Canyon Road galleries that are housed in charming old adobes, 707 has a modern structure, and a light, airy and spacious feeling. Although I love the older buildings, I could more easily imagine my work in 707. Fortunately, so could Janine Stern, the director, when I contacted her with one of my portfolio packets. She has received my first painting (Veil, pictured here: 48"x24" oil on panel, 2006) and called today to say she loves it.

I plan to deliver more work when my husband and I drive out to NM at the end of March, the latest of many trips to this area. I'm so attracted to the landscape, the culture, and the long history of artists, writers and other creative people associated with Taos and Santa Fe. Friends and family living in the area have made visiting especially pleasurable and easy.

Because of this ongoing connection with Santa Fe and surrounding cities, being accepted by this gallery has a bit of a"meant to be" aspect to it. On the other hand, I've trekked up and down Canyon Road plenty of times in the past with little hope of ever showing there. It seemed closed off to me as a Midwesterner, and I wondered if my work was ready for the classier contemporary places. So now, as well as feeling that this is "right" in the natural progression of things, I'm also feeling a bit amazed. I'm excited to see how things play out, and looking forward to working with Janine and her associates.
 
Comments:
Congratulations, Rebecca! Get ready for marathon painting! I know your works are going to do well there. I had a breathless, two year stint at Waxlander a few years back and worked my tail off to keep up. It was a heck of a ride... you'll enjoy! KJ
 
Thanks! yeah I kind of expect to be in high gear for awhile. Which is fine, I work well under a bit of pressure!
 
That's great Rebecca! It looks like a really nice gallery, perfect for your work.
 
Congratulations, Rebecca.........I know your work will fit in well there after looking at the site.

I'll make it a point to go by next time I can get myself out to Santa Fe.....weird but I don't remember going into this gallery.
 
hey Rebecca -- Karen and I will have to go visit your new gallery in SF!
Robin
 
Yes,please do! I'd love to know what you think. I've only sent one painting so far, will be driving more out at the end of the month.
 
Congrats! I'm hoping to get my work into a Santa Fe gallery myself this year. Sadly, I think artists from out of state have a better chance at it. It seems whenever I tell a gallery that I'm "local" their eyes glaze over and they stop listening! Oh well, glad you found one that fits your work, I'm guessing I just haven't found the perfect fit yet.

:)
 
Paula, I had to smile at your comment about my being out-of-state as an advantage. My impression up til now was the exact opposite...many galleries said they handle mostly NM artists or at least Western artists. I suppose there are all kinds of things that are said or implied when a gallery really isn't looking for anyone.

It is certainly a very competitive situation...I've approached galleries there off and on for years. Worth persisting though. As you say, it is finding the right fit and a gallery that is looking for new people (many of them are so small I guess they don't often add anyone.) Good luck--
 
You write very well.
 
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